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(Washington, D.C.) Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (MN-06) today introduced legislation that would rescind the portion of President Obama’s executive order that gives members of Congress a pay raise.
‘I am calling on my colleagues in the House and Senate to rescind President Obama’s executive order that gives members of Congress a pay raise. This executive order was not requested by Congress and we should reject it. We have a spending problem in our country and we should be looking for areas to cut spending. At a time when families across the country are cutting back we should not increase government spending and add to the debt burden by giving members of Congress a pay raise. We need to begin with ourselves and I urge my colleagues to join me in this effort.’
It is amazing that millions of Americans are unemployed, living below the poverty level, the country is about to go over the cliff but Obama is giving out raises. Clearly somebody is living in an alternate universe.
I also suspect that Obama’s timing at giving the raises is intentional. If anything backfires on the fiscal cliff deal then he won’t go down alone. Everyone who accepted the raise will have to as the dictator-in-chief says, “have some skin in the game.”
And while on that note, Obama should have gone in the other direction but we all know how he loves to spend other people’s money. Obama, Congress, the Senate and every last one of Obama’s czars should have taken a pay cut not to mention the termination of all perks appended thereto.
Now THAT would have been the RIGHT thing to do.